What are our former students doing now?
Many of our students have gone on to great success after leaving Cape. Click on the images below to find out more about each student's progress.
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MATT JESS - PROFESSIONAL RUGBY PLAYER
Matt Jess is a professional rugby player for the Exeter Chiefs. His position of choice is wing. Despite being born in Coventry, Jess spent the majority of his youth in Cornwall and is even branded as the "Heamoor Flyer". He left Cape in 2000 and since then has represented England counties on tours to Canada and Argentina/Uruguay.
He said: "My memories of school are the fantastic teachers including Mr Burley, Mr Garland and Mr Kellas, and the lifelong friends I made over the years.
Read an interview with Matt by our students Kian, Morgan and Dom. It's full of inspiring tips.
Find out what other former students are doing now
REBECCA LEY - NATIONAL JOURNALIST
After leaving Cape, Rebecca studied English Language and Literature at University College London gaining a First Class Honours degree.
Rebecca has worked on staff at The Times,The Sun and the Daily Mail. She currently freelances for a wide variety of publications - including The Times, Psychologies, The Guardian, Mother and Baby Magazine and Femail.
MIKEY PONSFORD - MUSICIAN
Mikey left Cape in 2009 and since then has entertained thousands across the nation and beyond with his brilliant bluegrass band Flats and Sharps. Highlights of their musical career so far include reaching the semi-finals of the Radio 2 Folk Awards and playing at the opening of the Ralph Lauren store in London.
Read an interview with Mikey by our students Sydney and Dylan. Mikey reveals which animal he would be and why reading is good!
ED HOLMES - RUGBY PLAYER
Ed plays for the Exeter Chiefs as a lock in the second row, having previously played for Plymouth Albion and the Cornish All Blacks on loan. Ed was born in Morvah and went to Plymouth University.
BARNES THOMAS - AUCTIONEER
Barnes was at Cape until 2002. He went on to found Barnes Thomas County Auctioneers in Penzance five years later.
He specialises in fine art, mostly paintings, and has set world-record auction prices, sellign millions of pounds worth of paintings. Barnes spends his time between London and Cornwall.
EMILY JAY - PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHER
Emily left Cape in 2006
Further education & qualifications: Bsc Hons geography and environmental management PGCE Special Achievements (Personal or Academic):
What I am doing now: Year 4 primary school teacher in Bristol
FIONA TRESEDER - PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Fiona left Cape in 2003
Further education & qualifications: BSc Physiotherapy first class (hons,) BSc Sport and exercise Science 2:1 (hons) Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Special Achievement: Since leaving school I have travelled around the world working, volunteering and enjoying myself. I have visited Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Borneo, Brunei, India, Nepal, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, France, Spain, Portugal, Madeira, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, USA and Italy. Next stop Africa!
What I am doing now: I am a physiotherapist working in an NHS hospital in West Wales. I have recently bought a house which I am renovating with my partner.
Fiona came back to Cape for the first time since 2003 to be interviewed by students for BBC School Report. She travelled extensively before becoming a physiotherapist. Find out her tips for world travel and which countries she has visited.
JOHN CHAPPLE: HEAD OF MARKETING
John left Cape in 2003
What I am doing now: Head of marketing in the UK for Stralfors PLC
JODIE ELLIS: HOPES TO WORK WITH ELDERLY
Jodie left Cape was 2013
Further education & qualifications: I'm currently at Penwith College studying Health and Social Care Level 3, I have a level 2 childcare qualification and a merit in childcare, sports leadership Level 2
Special Achievements: distinction* in child care, Duke of Edinburgh award, Inter-ski, Multiple Sclerosis Society certificate, Cape Cornwall School Indoor rowing club certificate, RNLI certificate for fundraising, student ambassador at Penwith College, football, gig rowing, cricket
What I am doing now: I'm currently in my last year at Penwith College studying Level 3 Health and Social care. I've applied for a job at Benoni care home where I will continue to fulfill my education with working with the elderly people as well as helping out at Cape School in my free time.
EMMA WILLIAMS - HEAD OF PE IN LONDON SCHOOL
Emma left Cape in 2003 and went on to study primary education. She now head of PE in a primary school of more than 900 students. She says: "I love the London life, embraching the fast pace, cultural diversity and using it as a base to travel during school holiday time. I still enjoy travelling home to Cornwall to see family and old friends.
ROSS ELLIS - BBC PRESENTER
Further education & qualifications: (I left Cape in 2001) Truro College A levels; BA (Hons) Broadcasting and MA Broadcast Sports Journalism, University College Falmouth
Special Achievements: Shortlisted EDF Energy South West Media Awards Radio Journalist 2014
What I am doing now: I work for the BBC, as a sports producer and radio presenter.
MARK WILLIAMS - CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT
Mark left Cape in 2001 and studied Law at University College London, before launching his career as a chartered accountant.
He recieved the Guthrie Prize for expertise in accountancy and gained a distinction in his tax accountancy exams.
He has lived in London for many years and works at Canary Wharf for one of the biggest accountancy firms in the world. "I have travelled all over the world including America, South America, Asia and across Europe. I feel comfortable with city life but still return to Cornwall as often as I can."
JOSEPH THOMPSON - PRODUCT SCIENCE DIRECTOR
Joseph left school in 1993
Further education & qualifications: European Registered Toxicologist MSc,Toxicology BSc, Physiology (hons) 2:1 A-levels Biology, Chemistry, Maths
Special Achievements: Director of product science at ITG PLC, Fellow Royal Society of Medicine, 1st Dan black belt wado ryu karate, chair of governors for large primary school (450 on roll), five children
What I am doing now: Product Science Director for Imperial Brands, FTSE25 company. Responsible for assessment of products prior to sale worldwide, R&D in support of development, providing scientific information to 50 governments worldwide, leading a team of 200 people in 5 countries.
ALLANA TREGEAR - SOLICITOR
Allana left Cape in 2006
Further Education and Qualifications: Truro College Cardiff University- Law LLB, Cardiff University- LPC
What I am doing now: Trainee Solicitor at Foot Anstey LLP
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Watch this video presentation to see how well some of our former art students have done.